Wrexham earned their first win in the Conference Premier since they last met Hereford four matches ago.

The Dragons were in front in under a minute as the ball spooned off Bulls defender Luke Graham into the net.

Wrexham twice hit the woodwork before Dean Keates' low cross was turned in at the far post by Mark Carrington.

Hereford are now four points above the relegation zone in 18th, eight points behind 17th placed Wrexham, who are now eight points off the play-offs.

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were magnificent tonight right from the off. Obviously we had a little bit of luck with the first goal, but some of the play was as good as it has been all season.

"We challenged them to go out and have the courage and the conviction to believe in each other, believe in themselves and try to things we have not been trying recently.

"Everyone of them, again, was better than the opposition. I thought we were magnificent. I cannot talk anymore highly of the lads than they way they have adapted to the challenges we have thrown at them over the course of our time in charge."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Ashton
  • 05 Livesey
  • 29 Carrington
  • 06 Clarke
  • 08 Harris
  • 16 Hunt
  • 12 Keates (Evans - 84' )
  • 15 Ogleby (Anyinsah - 91' )
  • 10 Ormerod (Reynolds - 93' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Tomassen
  • 27 Reynolds
  • 21 Evans
  • 26 Anyinsah
  • 01 Mayebi

Hereford United

  • 01 Lloyd-Weston
  • 12 Collins
  • 06 Graham
  • 03 Bush
  • 05 McDonald
  • 22 Edge (Williams - 66' )
  • 04 James (Purdie - 81' )
  • 17 Brown
  • 11 Smith (Pilkington - 79' )
  • 10 Sharp
  • 09 Walker

Substitutes

  • 35 Moore
  • 18 Pilkington
  • 07 Purdie
  • 30 Williams
  • 33 Murphy
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 2,056

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

4 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 2, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +2:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Danny Reynolds replaces Brett Ormerod.

90:00 +1:11

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

90:00 +1:11

Danny Pilkington (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Robert Ogleby.

85:48

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

83:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Dean Keates.

83:34

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83:01

Corner, Hereford United.

81:38

Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Rob Purdie replaces Kingsley James.

80:17

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

80:17

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

78:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Danny Pilkington replaces Sam Smith.

77:13

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

77:13

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

73:42

Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).

73:42

Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

73:01

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

73:01

Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

72:14

Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

67:12

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

65:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Jamie Edge.

65:26

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

62:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 2, Hereford United 0. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Keates with a cross.

59:44

Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58:45

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

58:45

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

56:13

Corner, Wrexham.

55:36

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

55:36

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

54:52

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

53:35

Jay Harris (Wrexham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

52:11

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

52:11

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

51:13

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

50:46

Corner, Hereford United.

47:49

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

47:09

Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Hereford United 0.

43:11

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

42:38

Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

41:58

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

41:58

Kingsley James (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

41:32

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

40:58

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37:29

Attempt missed. Mark Carrington (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

33:35

Attempt saved. Chris Bush (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jamie Edge.

33:20

Corner, Hereford United.

32:53

Corner, Hereford United.

32:01

Corner, Hereford United.

29:15

Corner, Wrexham.

27:52

Corner, Hereford United.

27:31

Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25:15

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

24:51

Offside, Hereford United. Chris Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Sharp is caught offside.

23:40

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

23:04

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

20:32

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

18:06

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

18:06

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

15:58

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

15:58

Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

13:11

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

13:11

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

11:58

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

11:58

Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

10:57

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

10:09

Attempt missed. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

8:27

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

7:29

Corner, Hereford United.

6:05

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box.

5:26

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

5:26

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

4:05

Attempt missed. Danny Livesey (Wrexham) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Carrington.

3:50

Corner, Wrexham.

3:32

Attempt saved. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:46 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Luke Graham, Hereford United. Wrexham 1, Hereford United 0.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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